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125 Best Football Captions for Game Day


It’s game day and you are ready to get out and chuck the pigskin! To help you out, we have gathered all the best American football captions for Instagram for when you are ready to share those amazing football photos. We have also included the best football quotes for Instagram for when someone else has said it best first.

Our Favorite Football Captions for Instagram

  • Eat, sleep, play football, repeat.
  • We know how to score.
  • I never stop thinking about football.
  • Champions play as one.
  • Sometimes I hate life but I don’t give up on it because of football.
  • Heard someone say they had to play football with 2nd graders. They should really invest in a ball…
  • Hustle and heart set us apart.
  • Everything is simple with football.
  • Defend until the end
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  • Love you to the end zone and back.
  • Living and breathing football since __.
  • It’s not fall without football.
  • There’s no I in a team.
  • Born to play football. Forced to work.
  • Don’t worry, play football.
  • Happiness is a day on the football field.
  • Tackling this game one snack at a time.
  • I’m only watching to see which player is the cutest.
  • I’ve never met a stadium I didn’t like.
  • You have what it takes.
  • Attack the game with enthusiasm!
  • One team, one goal.
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  • Show up.
  • Grind on!
  • Small town, big dreams.
  • A team above all. Above all a team.
  • Your parents come to watch me play.
  • My passion for football has led me to where I am today.
  • If football was easy it would be called golf.
  • My doctors said I need to live on greens.
  • Sorry for what I said during the game.
  • A bad place to be is between me and the ball.
  • Don’t keep calm, it’s football season
  • The calm before the score.
  • Our blood, our sweat, your tears.
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  • 7 days without football makes one weak.
  • A bad day of football is better than a good day of work.
  • Say no to referee.
  • Every season should be football season.
  • Time spent playing football is never wasted.
  • Daily agenda: Football.
  • Today’s forecast: 100% chance of winning.
  • Life is short. Spend it playing football.
  • Relationship status: in love with football.
  • Thinking your team could beat us is real fantasy football.
  • If I am not playing football. I am dreaming about it.
  • Dear, quarterback. I’m wingin’ it, but you shouldn’t.
  • BRB, gotta paint my face.
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  • Punt intended.
  • Cinderella is on record for having been kicked off the football team. The reason is, she kept running away from the ball.
  • If football is your religion, prepare to meet your maker.
  • Stressed, blessed, football-obsessed.
  • Fall is for friends, football, and fun.
  • I’m in a good place right now. Not emotionally – I’m just at the football field.
  • I get a kick out of you.
  • I’d rather be playing football.
  • It’s not how you start, but how you finish!
  • Gone playing football, be back never.
  • It’s not fall without football.
  • You had me at football.
  • If there is no football in heaven… I’m not going.
  • Talk with your pads, play with your heart.
  • Football is life.
  • It’s game day!
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  • Having a ball this weekend with my best friends.
  • Sending good vibes into the end zone.
  • You can’t possibly play football in the amazon jungle because there are far too many cheetahs.
  • Home is where all the best football fans are.
  • OK, but first football.
  • Touchdown for what?
  • Footballers love one specific type of tea; penal-tea.
  • Home is where the field is.
  • Every day is a new beginning.
  • Timing is everything
  • 11 players, one team.
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  • Gamechanger
  • Make today count.
  • Game days are the best days.
  • Win from within.
  • How do you want to be remembered?
  • Anytime is a good time to play football.
  • All out, all game, all season.
  • Winners train, losers complain.
  • Sweat makes the green grass grow.
  • Actions speak louder than coaches.
  • Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won.
  • Work hard, hit hard, play hard, and win easy.
  • Good players inspire themselves, great players inspire others.
  • No excuses.
  • Refuse to lose.
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  • Fortune favors the bold.
  • Touchdowns and cheers are found here.
  • Put your game face on.
  • Rub some dirt on it.
  • Quitters throw in the towel. Winners use it to wipe off the sweat.
  • Progress over perfection.
  • Be proud of how far you’ve come.
  • Play with your heart.
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  • Always learning, always growing.
  • Perseverance always pays off.
  • Celebrate your wins.
  • When dreams become reality.
  • Let failure be your fuel.
  • Back to basics.
  • Life is fleeting, so wake up and start grinding!
  • Football doesn’t build character, it reveals it.
  • Teamwork makes the dream work.

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Sports Captions, Soccer Captions, Basketball Captions, Volleyball Captions and Baseball Captions.

Short Football Quotes for Instagram

“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” – Coach Taylor, Friday Night Lights

“Anything is possible in football.” – Virgil van Dijk

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi

“No matter the circumstances you may be going through, just push through it.” – Ray Lewis

“When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.” – Terry Bradshaw

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved.” – Urban Meyer

Helmet with short football quotes for Instagram by Meyer

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.” – Vince Lombardi

“There is only one way to succeed in anything…and that is to give it everything.” – Vince Lombardi

“You cannot make progress with excuses.” – Cam Newton

“You can learn a line from a win and a book from defeat.” – Paul Brown

“It’s not the will to win that matters. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” – Paul “Bear” Bryant

“The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” – Vince Lombardi

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi

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“The most valuable player is the one who makes the most players valuable.” – Peyton Manning

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” – Jerry Rice

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”  – Vince Lombardi

“Success isn’t owned, it’s leased. And rent is due every day.” – J.J. Watt

“I rub it in pretty good when I win.” – Tom Brady

“No one ever drowned in sweat.” – Lou Holtz

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”- George S. Halas

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

“Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence. If you’re in control, they’re in control.” – Tom Landry

“You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.” – Joe Paterno

“Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.” – Mike Ditka

“Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.” – John Madden

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size in the fight of the dog.” – Archie Griffin

“When you don’t give up, you cannot fail.” – Adrian Peterson

“I may win and I may lose, but I will never be defeated.” – Emmitt Smith

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“Success isn’t owned, it’s leased. And rent is due every day.” – J.J. Watt

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

“To do things you’ve never done before, you have to do things you’ve never done before.” – Sean Payton

“Remember, once you set a goal, it’s all about how hard you’re willing to work, how much you’re willing to sacrifice and how badly you truly want it.” – J.J. Watt

“If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” – Lou Holtz

“The most valuable player is the one who makes the most players valuable.” – Peyton Manning

“Football is like life. It requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.” – Vince Lombardi

So that is our list of Instagram Quotes for Football and Captions for Football. Hopefully you found the perfect one for you.

Now go play some football!

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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